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An investigation into the complex genetics of bipolar affective disorder : potential susceptibility loci and candidate genes from the Irish population
Cassidy, Fiona Catherine
THESIS 8618 Bipolar affective disorder (BPAD) is a serious and debilitating psychiatric illness characterised by extreme changes in mood, ranging from depression to mania. BPAD is undoubtedly caused by genetic factors, with some contribution from environmental influences, and is an inherited disorder. Linkage and candidate gene association tests are the two most commonly used techniques employed to try to identify genes that contribute to the onset of this disorder. We expect that there are many such BPAD susceptibility genes with weak to moderate effects. This thesis aimed to identify potential BPAD loci and candidate genes from the Irish population.
Keyword(s): Genetics, Ph.D.; Ph.D. Trinity College Dublin
Publication Date:
2008
Type: Doctoral thesis
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): Fiona Catherine Cassidy, 'An investigation into the complex genetics of bipolar affective disorder : potential susceptibility loci and candidate genes from the Irish population', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Genetics, 2008, pp 403
Publisher(s): Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Genetics
Supervisor(s): McKeon, Patrick
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